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Intellectual Property Attorney

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 03/10/2019
  • Duration: permanent role
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The Role:
Purpose

The Intellectual Property Counsel is an Intellectual Property Attorney who functionally reports to a Product Group, Managing, or Senior Legal Counsel - Intellectual Property, with primary responsibility for Intellectual Property programs in specified business areas. The position is analogous to that of a Senior Associate in a Law Firm.

Responsibilities include:

- Handle routine Intellectual Property matters independently
- Handle complex Intellectual Property matters with moderate direction
- Lead management review of invention disclosures and patent portfolio reviews.
- Develop IP strategies for new products and services and provide IP support throughout the product development lifecycle.
- Monitor development projects for IP opportunities and clearance
- Generate IP reports as required for product development gateposts
- Draft, file and prosecute patent applications.
- Manage assigned patent portfolio.
- Provide training and counsel to technical staff on legal and IP-related topics.
- Draft IP-related agreements.
- Work within a geographically dispersed IP functional team
- Provide legal and policy advice and development to Management
- Compliance with company policies and procedures

Should be able to:

- Manage own work activities on location with minimum oversight
- Set appropriate priorities and work on multiple concurrent tasks
- Supervise outside counsel activities, budget and provision of timely deliverables
- Complete legal work on schedule and on budget
- Exhibit high degree of competence in most Intellectual Property legal areas
- Exhibit high specialty expertise in at least one Intellectual Property or technical area
- Moderate level of responsibility for functional management
- Moderate level of influence on Management decisions.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- European Patent Attorney and UK Chartered Patent Attorney qualifications or US Patent Attorney
- University Technical Degree
- Suited to someone with several years legal practice (in Intellectual Property activities) in either a Law Firm or Company environment

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